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Gallery

TMH
The Merchant House

Statement

The Merchant House invites Elsa Tomkowiak and Mary Sue to interpret the topography of the building, rich with Golden Age symbolism, as a contemporary public sphere: Tomkowiak in painting and Mary Sue, under her assumed identity, in video, sculpture and photography.

Press Release

In celebration of Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017, The Merchant House has asked Elsa Tomkowiak and Mary Sue to interpret the gallery’s building, rich with Golden Age symbolism, as a contemporary public sphere. Using both spoofing techniques and serious art, they—Tomkowiak in painting and Mary Sue in video, sculpture, and photography—join forces to give the interior topography a provoking and …

In celebration of Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017, The Merchant House has asked Elsa Tomkowiak and Mary Sue to interpret the gallery’s building, rich with Golden Age symbolism, as a contemporary public sphere. Using both spoofing techniques and serious art, they—Tomkowiak in painting and Mary Sue in video, sculpture, and photography—join forces to give the interior topography a provoking and provocative face-lift. In so doing, the artists also address individually, and emphatically with respect to their art, the underlying theme of TMH’s Making Things Happen: Young Artists in Dialogue cycle: How …

Location

Herengracht 254
Amsterdam, NL